At the beginning of 2017, a common view among money managers and analysts was that the financial markets would not repeat their strong returns from 2016. Many cited the uncertain global economy, political turmoil in the US, implementation of Brexit, and other factors.
Volatility is something beyond our control. That is why we focus our energy on areas that we can control
SPIVA’s (S&P Indices vs. Active) 15th edition of their scorecard saw active managers in a wide range of asset classes overwhelmingly underperform against comparable benchmarks over one-year, three-year, five-year, ten-year periods, and fifteen-year periods.
A brief review of our asset classes over various time frames as of March 31, 2017.